Mary Tudor "So that's what hay looks like."

Queen Mary I of England
(02/18/1516 – 11/17/1558)
English royalty , on evacuation from the palace
(sister of Elizabeth I; same dates as Audre Lorde)
"The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing."

Martin Luther
(11/10/1483 – 02/18/1546)
German religious reformer ("Ninety-five Theses")
Michelangelo Buonarroti "If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."

Michelangelo Buonarotti
(03/06/1475 – 02/18/1564)
Italian painter/sculptor ("Pietà")
"When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited."

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
(02/18/1836 – 08/16/1886)
Indian philosopher
Ernst Mach "The theory of relativity is just as unacceptable to me as, say, the existence of the atom or other such dogmas."

Ernst Mach
(02/18/1838 – 02/19/1916)
German scientist
(died near his birthday)
"Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels."

Nikos Kazantzakis
(02/18/1883 – 10/26/1957)
Greek writer ("Zorba the Greek")
Adolphe Menjou "The Brando school are grabbers, not lovers. If it wasn't that the script says they get the girl, they wouldn't."

Adolphe Menjou
(02/18/1890 – 10/29/1963)
US actor ("The Front Page")
Lewis Wendell Willkie "The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens."

Wendell Willkie
(02/18/1892 – 10/08/1944)
US Presidential candidate ("One World")
André Breton "Words make love with one another."

André Breton
(02/18/1896 – 09/28/1966)
French surrealist writer ("Surrealist Manifesto")
Wallace Stegner "It is something—it can be everything—to have found a fellow bird with whom you can sit among the rafters while the drinking and boasting and reciting and fighting go on below."

Wallace Stegner
(02/18/1909 – 04/13/1993)
US writer, teacher ("Angle of Repose")
(same dates as Milos Forman)
"This paper gives wrong solutions to trivial problems. The basic error, however, is not new."

Clifford Truesdell
(02/18/1919 – 01/14/2000)
US scientist ("Essays in the History of Mechanics") , from Mathematical Reviews 12, p. 561.
Volodymyr Palahniuk "The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed."

Jack Palance
(02/18/1919 – 11/10/2006)
US actor ("Sudden Fear")
Helen Marie Gurley "Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."

Helen Gurley Brown
(02/18/1922 – 08/13/2012)
US writer ("Sex and the Single Girl")
"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit—and man is his own gardener."

James Lane Allen
(12/21/1849 – 02/18/1925)
US writer ("The Choir Invisible")
Leonard Cyril Deighton "In Mexico, an air conditioner is called a 'politician,' because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well."

Len Deighton
(02/18/1929 – )
English writer ("The IPCRESS File")
Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison "Bryn Mawr had done what a four-year dose of liberal education was designed to do: unfit her for eighty per cent of useful work of the world."

Toni Morrison
(02/18/1931 – 08/05/2019)
US writer ("The Bluest Eye")
Jan Tomáš Forman "What I like about masturbation is that you don't have to talk afterwards."

Miloš Forman
(02/18/1932 – 04/13/2018)
Czech director ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
(same dates as Wallace Stegner)
Yoko Ono "Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl's best friend is still a nearsighted man."

Yoko Ono
(02/18/1933 – )
Japanese artist ("Walking on Thin Ice")
(was married to John Lennon, mother of Sean Ono Lennon)
Audre Lorde "The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot."

Audre Lorde
(02/18/1934 – 11/17/1992)
US writer ("Zami: A New Spelling of My Name")
(same dates as Queen Mary)
Cybill Shepherd "I think the measure of your success to a certain extent will be the amount of things written about you that aren't true."

Cybill Shepherd
(02/18/1950 – )
US actor ("The Last Picture Show")
(relationship with Peter Bogdanovich)
"There are two ways to achieve happiness: one is to play the fool, the other is to be a fool."

Enrique Jardiel Poncela
(10/15/1901 – 02/18/1952)
Spanish writer ("A Decent Adultery")
Vanna Marie Rosich "It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters."

Vanna White
(02/18/1957 – )
US model , on her "Wheel of Fortune" job
Matt Dillon "There were certain perceptions that people had of me, you know... 'He's dumb,' or 'he's just got a pretty face,' or 'he's a thug,' or 'he can only do one thing.' I'm not so concerned with that now. Longevity's what it's about."

Matt Dillon
(02/18/1964 – )
US actor ("Drugstore Cowboy")
Andre Young "I don't care if he's purple, as long as he can rap!"

Dr. Dre
(02/18/1965 – )
US rap mogul ("Still D.R.E.") , on Eminem
J. Robert Oppenheimer "The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true."

J. Robert Oppenheimer
(04/22/1904 – 02/18/1967)
US physicist
Molly Ringwald "You can't be 16 forever."

Molly Ringwald
(02/18/1968 – )
US actor ("Sixteen Candles")
Harry Christopher Carabina "I've only been doing this fifty-four years. With a little experience, I might get better."

Harry Caray
(03/01/1914 – 02/18/1998)
US sportscaster
Dale Earnhardt "You go back to the start of time. One cave guy was fighting another cave guy because his club was bigger than his or his woman had longer hair. That’s competition."

Dale Earnhardt
(04/29/1951 – 02/18/2001)
US NASCAR driver